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Spill gates at reservoirs opened due to bad weather: DMC

May 26, Colombo (LNW): The spill gates belonging to several reservoirs have been opened due to the ongoing inclement weather conditions and the high rainfall in the catchment areas, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said in a statement.

Accordingly, six spill gates of the Deduru Oya Reservoir in the Kurunegala District have been opened for four feet.

The DMC added that four spill gates of the Thabbowa Wewa, two spill gates of the Kala Wewa, one spill gate of the Kukule Ganga Reservoir, and three spill gates of the Polgolla Dam have also been opened.

The DMC urged those living in low-lying areas of the aforementioned areas to remain vigilant over possible floods with the ongoing rainfall during the next few days.

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